5) What questions and steps should I ask when considering a new manufactured home that best fits my needs?
What are your family’s needs?
How many bedrooms/bathrooms do you need?
Will you need space to grow?
Where’s the perfect place for your pre fab home?
Do you own or are you intending to buy land?
Will your factory built home be placed on a land leased home site?
Choose Ferris Financial Group, Inc.
Our extremely knowledgeable New Manufactured Home Sales Specialists are there to guide you through every step of the manufactured home-buying process.
Choose from hundreds of manufactured home floor plans.
View the regionally designed floor plans on this web site or work with our New Manufactured Home Specialist to decide which model and floor plan is best for you. We only have very few floor plans on our website, but have hundreds to choose from once we know your needs.
Choose your favorite options.
Customize your manufactured home with décor packages, upgrade your appliances, select your floor coverings...the list goes on.
What is the best way to pay for your new manufactured home?
Cash or we can give you a list of lenders that are designed to meet your financing needs.
Your new manufactured home is on its way! Our manufactured homes are delivered directly from one of our preferred manufacturing centers to the site you have selected for your new factory built home.
It’s here, now it’s time to be installed.
The Ferris homes are built in one or more sections. After being transported, they are installed; the utilities are connected, stairs built, skirting installed and you move in!
All that’s left is your approval! Make sure everything is as you expected. If not, don’t hesitate to contact Ferris Financial Group, Inc. Consultant so that issues may be quickly addressed.
6) How does the process of buying a new manufactured home work?
Ferris Financial Group, Inc. can help you every step of the way such as a site survey if you have an existing lot you wish to build on, finding a space in a local park community, designing your factory built home around your needs and project management. Clients typically move into their new manufactured home in just a few weeks after the confirmation of the order for their new manufactured home. Contact Ferris Financial Group, Inc. for more information.
7) Where can I place a manufactured home?
Ferris Homes specializes in building our new manufactured homes in either senior or all age parks throughout Northern California. Ferris Financial Group, Inc. can either assist you in locating a land-leased space or we may also have current spaces in our inventory that you can choose from for your new manufactured home. Our homes can also be installed on vacant lots or as a secondary dwelling. Ask our Consultants.
8) Can you sell me a park space?
Ferris Financial Group, Inc. is not a park owner. We are a dealer that sells, designs and installs manufactured homes. Most of the time we have new manufactured homes in park communities that are currently for sale, or we can also help locate a space for you. Prices of park spaces and new manufactured homes vary by location. Ask one of our Consultants for more information.
9) What are the benefits of living in a mobile or manufactured park community?
In the park communities in which we build in Northern California, you will find a strong sense of community, a secure environment, affordable living and in most parks there are many activities including holiday parties for the residents. Other amenities in the park communities can include play grounds, pools, spas, saunas, club houses, bocce courts, dog parks, classes, etc. We normally build in well planned and maintained parks that are closely located to shopping, churches, medical facilities, dining and other services. You will also have minimal yard maintenance.
10) What model of manufactured home is most popular?
Popularity of a manufactured home really varies with the city or region where you will locate your new pre-fab home. Because we have many floor plans, we will be able to design the factory built home that fits your needs. Most of the manufactured homes we build
tend to be three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a walk in closet in
the master bedroom, outside deck/porch, a carport or garage, optional
storage shed and energy efficiency these days is always popular. Most of the manufactured homes are Energy Star rated. Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) designed to help us conserve by using energy efficient products. You are probably familiar with the Energy Star logo from seeing it on appliances, heating and cooling units, water heaters, home electronics and even light bulbs. By meeting the strict EPA standards, even an entire manufactured home can earn an Energy Star rating such as the manufactured home factories we partner with at Ferris Homes.
11) Why would I want to buy a manufactured home?
It’s normally less expensive, an affordable home, an environmentally conscious decision to not waste building materials vs. a site-built home, and in most cases a factory built home has a shorter turnaround time to be completed. There are always variables in the price of the manufactured home. As you can see, there are many floor plans, features, options, upgrades available to you that prevent a simple answer. It also depends on the region of the country. Construction costs per square foot for a new manufactured home averages anywhere from 10 to 35 percent less than a comparable site-built home, excluding the cost of the land. Today, Ferris Homes carries many Energy Star rated homes (see question 11 for more information on Energy Star rating). For more information on the benefits of a manufactured home, see Question 2 regarding: What is a manufactured home or factory-crafted home?
12) Are there benefits to building my home in a factory?
Yes, there are major benefits. All aspects of construction are continually inspected by not one, but several inspectors. Delays that can interfere with construction due to weather conditions are minimized. Inventory for building your new manufactured home is better controlled and materials are protected from theft and weather related damage. Cost of interim construction financing is significantly reduced or eliminated. All aspects of the construction process are controlled. Appliances, interior features and construction materials can be purchased in volume for additional savings. All
technicians, craftsmen and assemblers are on the same team and
professionally supervised. For more information on the benefits of a manufactured home, see Question 2 regarding: What is a manufactured home or factory-crafted home?
13) What amenities can I expect in my new manufactured home?
Today’s new manufactured homes come with a wide variety of “standard” features that you would find in a site-built home. You can select from several floor plans that range from our basic models to more sophisticated or elaborate designs
that include living and dining rooms with vaulted or recessed ceilings, ceiling fans, arched walkways, fully-equipped modern kitchens, comfortable bedrooms with walk-in
closets, bathrooms with recessed bathtubs and whirlpools, granite
counters, slate floors, Energy Star appliances, fireplaces, crown molding to mention a few. You may also select from a variety of exterior design features such as a bay or eyebrow window, a gable front, territorial stucco finish, and designer upgrade shingles, etc. Modern computer-assisted design is offered by us so you have the flexibility of selecting variations to the floor plans and decors, exterior siding materials, color and thickness of carpeting, kitchen appliance upgrades (Energy Star rated appliances) as well.
14) Can a manufactured home be built as a secondary dwelling (guest house/backyard cottage) on my property where I already have an existing home?
This depends on the city or state building codes
in your area. We would need to check with these departments to make
sure you can do so. There are certain square footage maximums for the cottage, clearances from the property line and existing house, lot size requirements and building permits required to build a secondary dwelling. Many families have built a secondary dwelling on their property to house parents or other family members, for rental units, studios, offices, casitas and more.